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  • Summary: You killed the Demons once, they were all dead. Or so you thought... A single Demon Entity escaped detection. Systematically it altered decaying, dead carnage back into grotesque living tissue. The Demons have returned - stronger and more vicious than ever before. You mission is clear, thereYou killed the Demons once, they were all dead. Or so you thought... A single Demon Entity escaped detection. Systematically it altered decaying, dead carnage back into grotesque living tissue. The Demons have returned - stronger and more vicious than ever before. You mission is clear, there are no options: kill or be killed! Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 85
    While the first two Doom games carry very little of the horror they may have originally had into the modern age, Doom 64 absolutely does. This game is still creepy, but without sacrificing any of the action of the originals. Its gameplay is refined and this port in particular cleans up its most egregious rough edge. The maps are as confusing as ever but being able to see where you’re going makes it much more tolerable. If you’re a classic Doom fan and have never played Doom 64, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. This just may be the best classic-style Doom.
  2. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    While it was already something of a relic when it launched on the N64 almost 25 years ago, Doom 64 remains a great example of just how refined a formula the series offers and just how good a job the late Midway did in the shadow of id Software. The lack of local multiplayer support still stings, even after all these years, but with support for motion controls on Switch – something Nightdive has already pulled off to a tee with its Turok ports – and the addition of a new DOOM Eternal-themed level, this is classic retro shooter that deserves a little more love.
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    Doom 64 is a different experience, it's still Doom, but it's like your favourite movie got directed by someone else and had to make everything from scratch again. While still fun all these years later, it's still a bit of-its-times, but that's part of the charm. It's Doom, done just a little bit different.
  4. Mar 24, 2020
    80
    After 23 years DOOM 64 is still a great game. Nightdive Studios has done a great job adding new features to the Switch version. If you couldn't play it in the past, now is a good time to do it.
  5. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 1, 2020
    80
    DOOM 64 is a time capsule, but one worth digging back up. [Issue #46 – May/June 2020, p. 20]
  6. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2021
    70
    Doom 64 for Switch was overshadowed by Doom Eternal’s release on Nintendo’s handheld, but it would be a shame to ignore it. Do not mistake it for a port of the original Doom. Developed for Nintendo 64, it features a completely different campaign, offers more complex levels, and goes for a darker atmosphere. The enhanced Switch edition looks better, brings six additional levels, and fits the platform perfectly. [02/2021, p.55]
  7. 60
    Doom 64 is an impressive port of the forgotten son of the series. Without a multiplayer mode it sits as one of the less essential shooters from the era, but as the first effort at bringing Doom into three dimensions, it's a valuable bit of series history, and to this day it plays very nicely indeed.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Mar 22, 2020
    10
    If you're a fan of classic DOOM then do yourself a favor and get DOOM64. The level design is amazing, the lighting, the ambiental music, theIf you're a fan of classic DOOM then do yourself a favor and get DOOM64. The level design is amazing, the lighting, the ambiental music, the whole atmosphere is great! The game runs perfectly both docked and portable and it even has optional motion aiming. This the definitive way to play DOOM64 and it comes at an amazing price as well. I'm glad this version was made so I can finally enjoy it the best way possible. Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2020
    10
    Doom 64 is an impressive port of the 1997 original and frankly this is one of my favorite doom games. The level design is top notch and theDoom 64 is an impressive port of the 1997 original and frankly this is one of my favorite doom games. The level design is top notch and the audio for the weapons and demons are just awesome! The action and gameplay are addicting to get into and love the way how this game ties into doom eternal! Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2020
    10
    Me encanta arreglaron el tema de iluminación y corre a 60fps toda una maravilla y a muy buen precio ademas
  4. May 13, 2020
    9
    Classic doom gameplay with better graphics.

    The difficulty has been ramped up quite a bit though. Along with doom 1 and 2, this must be one
    Classic doom gameplay with better graphics.

    The difficulty has been ramped up quite a bit though.

    Along with doom 1 and 2, this must be one of the best value games on the switch.
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  5. Mar 27, 2020
    9
    Best 5 dollars I've ever spent. I missed out on playing this as a kid when I had an N64, and from what I understand the game had some issuesBest 5 dollars I've ever spent. I missed out on playing this as a kid when I had an N64, and from what I understand the game had some issues (no music, poor lighting) which have been completely rectified in this version for Switch. I can't possibly think of a better game in the eShop for five bucks. The rumble, especially in handheld mode, really gives it something fresh that you can't get by playing classic Doom games on a PC. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2020
    8
    Probably my personal favorite of the classic DOOM games. 64 has similar gameplay to the first two titles, but has a very distinct feel, theProbably my personal favorite of the classic DOOM games. 64 has similar gameplay to the first two titles, but has a very distinct feel, the sprites are noticeably off-model for the DOOM series, and the music is more subdued and eerie. Sadly, the game has a frankly terrible final boss and a few other dated design decisions, which end up dragging down the overall quality of the experience, even if the rest of DOOM 64 is pretty excellent. Expand
  7. Apr 20, 2020
    7
    After a pretty weak start (8 levels of running around on poorly designed maps, spending more time looking for keykard and buttons than killingAfter a pretty weak start (8 levels of running around on poorly designed maps, spending more time looking for keykard and buttons than killing demons), the game really grows on you. The maps opens up, and the action becomes really intense. Controls, graphics and sound are top notch. The "lost levels"-campaign is a welcome bonus. Expand

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